How to Access God Through the Holy Spirit

How to Access God Through the Holy Spirit


(Singing) I know my God
has made the way for me. I know my God
has made the way for me. ANNOUNCER: We have the mind of
Christ and by faith, we have full access to all God has in
order to live a successful life. Join Kenneth Copeland today as
he teaches on how to pray to the Father in Jesus’ name, on the
Believer’s Voice of Victory. KENNETH: Let’s open
our Bibles now to the 14th chapter of John. John 14.
In fact, yesterday’s broadcast, chapter of John. John 14.
In fact, yesterday’s broadcast, I quoted this, but I want you
to put your eyes on it. And there’s some other things
here that we’re going to see. Verse 10, “Believest thou not
that I am in the Father, and the Father in me?” No. I believe
that, don’t you? (Audience Agrees) Well, if you believe
that, then you need to be believing the same Father’s on
the inside of you. AUDIENCE: Yes. Amen. KENNETH: And we’re
going to see–see, Jesus was preparing them right then. This
is not long before He went to the cross. He’s preparing them
for what’s about to come right after He’s raised from the dead.
“The words that I speak unto you after He’s raised from the dead.
“The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the
Father that dwells in me, he does the work.” Now, Verse 12,
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the
works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than
these shall he do; because I go to my Father. Whatsoever you
shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
glorified in the Son. And if you ask any thing in my name, I’ll
do it.” Now, that’s been mistaken for a prayer
Scripture– AUDIENCE: Mm-hmm. KENNETH: –but it isn’t.
AUDIENCE: Hmm. KENNETH: If you do some research and check it
out like in W.E. Vine’s and other sources, the Greek word
translated “ask” is also translated “demand.” AUDIENCE:
Amen. KENNETH: “Whatever you demand in my name–” AUDIENCE:
Hallelujah. Amen. KENNETH: “–I’ll do it.” AUDIENCE: Yes.
Amen. KENNETH: See, that’s not a prayer Scripture because He’s
not talking about praying. Now, let’s take a look also in John
16, just to make this clear. Look at the 23rd verse. “And in
that day–” What day? The day you and I are in right now,
after He’s gone to hell, paid the price, raised from the dead,
glorified at the right hand of the Father. “In that day you’ll
ask me nothing. Verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever you shall
ask the Father in my name, he’ll give it to you.” That’s prayer
Scripture, praying to the Father in the name of Jesus. Now, you
can–well, certainly, you can talk to Jesus. You can talk to
Him about anything, but you don’t pray to Him. AUDIENCE:
That’s right. KENNETH: Proper prayer is to the Father in His
name. AUDIENCE: That’s right. KENNETH: Because in His name you
have the same authority as He does. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH:
You go straight to the Father. AUDIENCE: Yeah. Amen. KENNETH:
Amen. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: You don’t have to go through
anybody else, you go straight to the Father. AUDIENCE: That’s
right. Hallelujah. Amen. KENNETH: And you can spend all
the time you want to visiting with Jesus. AUDIENCE: Ha-ha.
Amen. KENNETH: Amen. (Audience “Amens”) AUDIENCE: Hallelujah.
KENNETH: Come on. AUDIENCE: Hallelujah. KENNETH: Come on.
AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: The one you’re talking to–hallelujah.
AUDIENCE: Glory to God. KENNETH: You’re getting it. Praise God.
AUDIENCE: Hallelujah. KENNETH: Now then, Verse 16, “I will pray
the Father, and he will give you another Comforter–” Now, that
word translated “comforter” literally means comforter,
helper, counselor, advocate, intercessor, strengthener, and
standby. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: You’ve got some standby
power. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: He’s standing by all the time.
AUDIENCE: Amen. Hallelujah. Mm. KENNETH: Now, the–and this
is–this is what I mentioned yesterday. This is where we’re
going with this. How do you put Him to work for you? Is He
just–I mean, you’re just carrying Him around with you?
AUDIENCE: Ha-ha. KENNETH: Can I tell it? Thank you.
This–ha-ha-ha–fellow came in from the north woods,
lumberjack, went to get him a new ax. And the guy at the
supply store said, “No, no, no, you don’t want that.” “Well,
yeah, man,” he said, “I–you know, I realize I don’t come out
of the woods all that often, but I need a new ax.” “No, no, no.”
He said, “Now, let me–let me show you what you need.” So he
goes over and got him a chainsaw. (Laughter) He
said–and he said, “I’m telling you right now, you–you can cut
10 times the product with this than you can with that ax.”
“Really?” “Yeah.” So he left with it. And he’s gone for
several weeks. And he came back in there, he said, “I want my
money back.” He said, “This thing ain’t no good.” He said,
“I worked night and day.” And he said, “I can’t cut half of what
I’m cutting with my–with my ax.” He said, “Well, let me see
it.” And he took it. “It’s got fuel in it.” Turned the switch
on, “prrr, brun-nun-nun.” And then–and the lumberjack said,
“What in the world was that!” (Laughter) “That is standby
power.” (Cheers & Applause) That’s standby power. And that’s
about how much you–most people get baptized in the Holy Ghost,
say a few–jabbers around in tongues for a little bit, and
that’s wonderful. Don’t–I’m not putting that down, you
understand? But that–hey, folks, that’s not the end of it.
That’s just–that’s just the open door. AUDIENCE: That’s
right. That’s right. KENNETH: I’m telling you, praying in the
Holy Ghost is a living stream that ought not ever dry up.
AUDIENCE: Whoo! KENNETH: I mean, it ought to go on all day. You
ought to spend more time talking in tongues than you do any other
way. (Audience Agrees) AUDIENCE: Whoo! KENNETH: Amen. (Audience
“Amens”) All right, now, notice He said, “He may abide with you
forever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot
receive, because it seeth him not, neither knows him: but you
know him; for he dwells with you, and he shall be in you.”
See, Jesus–they–of course, they knew the Spirit of God
because they knew Jesus. AUDIENCE: Yeah. KENNETH: And He
says, “You’ve seen me, you’ve seen the Father.” And “It’s the
Father that dwells within me, he does the work.” The power and
the anointing was coming from Jesus. AUDIENCE: Mm-hmm.
KENNETH: Now, when you’re born again, the Spirit comes within.
When you get baptized with the Holy Spirit, the Spirit comes
upon. AUDIENCE: All right. KENNETH: That’s the reason Jesus
never did one miracle until He was baptized in water and the
Holy Ghost. AUDIENCE: That’s right. Yes. Whoo! KENNETH: And
the Spirit of the Lord came on Him. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH:
And He spent 40 days in the wilderness, came back in the
power of the Spirit. AUDIENCE: Yes. Amen. KENNETH: Same
dynamis. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: Hallelujah. AUDIENCE:
Hallelujah. KENNETH: Amen. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH:
So “I will not leave you comfortless–” “I will not leave
you as orphans: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the
world seeth me no more; but you see me: because I live, you
shall live also. And that day you shall know that I’m in the
Father, and the Father in me, and I in you.” Now then, ha-ha.
Glory to God. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Jesus. Pray in the
Spirit here with me. I could go two or three different ways
here, but I want to go the right way. AUDIENCE: (Praying in the
Spirit) KENNETH: Glory, glory, glory, glory, glory. Now, let’s
go to the 20th–thank you. That helped me. Let’s go to the 20th
chapter of John. Now here–Verse 17, in fact. I talked about this
once already this week, “Touch me not; for I am not yet
ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them,
I ascend unto my Father, your Father; my God, your God. Mary
came and told the disciples–” Then, “when the doors were
shut,” in the 19th verse. “Same day at evening–” So He spent
all day in the presence of the Father, and the New Covenant was
ratified. God swore covenant in His blood. AUDIENCE: Yes.
KENNETH: It’s laying there in your lap right now. Hallelujah.
AUDIENCE: Glory. Amen. KENNETH: Every promise of God in Him is
“yes” and “amen” because it’s blood-backed. AUDIENCE: Amen.
KENNETH: But we have to become covenant minded. AUDIENCE: Amen.
KENNETH: And the agent is living on the inside of you. AUDIENCE:
Yes. Amen. Whoo. Glory to God. KENNETH: Hallelujah. AUDIENCE:
Hallelujah. KENNETH: Now then, notice what He said here, “Peace
be unto you: as my Father has sent me,” Verse 21, “even so
send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and
saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.” AUDIENCE: That’s
right. Mm. KENNETH: “Receive ye the Holy Ghost.” Now, I
thought–for a number of years, I thought the church began on
the day of Pentecost, but it didn’t. It started right there.
AUDIENCE: Wow. That’s right. KENNETH: Well, what had to
happen for the new birth to be available? Jesus had to be
crucified, He had to be raised from the dead, He had to be
glorified. AUDIENCE: Yes. KENNETH: Amen. And what other
requirements? “Believe in your heart that He’s been raised from
the dead.” Well, they certainly believed that. AUDIENCE: Yep.
Amen. Yes. KENNETH: “Whosoever shall confess Jesus as Lord, and
believe in your heart He’s raised–God’s raised him from
the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth
unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made
unto salvation.” Well, they had already confessed Him as Lord.
AUDIENCE: Mm-hmm. KENNETH: Now they believed with all their
heart He’d been raised from the dead. AUDIENCE: Bless the Lord.
KENNETH: They got born again right there. AUDIENCE: Amen.
KENNETH: What about the two disciples on the road to Emmaus?
Oh, they–they’d gone and they were headed out. They weren’t
expecting to see Jesus out there on that road. AUDIENCE: Amen.
KENNETH: But then at the same time, He didn’t open their minds
where they could see. AUDIENCE: Mm-hmm. Right. KENNETH: They
needed to hear the Word. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: Faith
cometh by hearing, hearing by the Word of God. And He preached
to them. And He showed them all about what must happen, talked
to them from the prophets. Praise God. Amen. AUDIENCE:
Amen. KENNETH: And He–He started on. They said, “No, no,
no, no, no, no, no, no. We want to hear some more. Come on, come
on.” They said, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us?”
Ha-ha-ha. AUDIENCE: Yes. KENNETH: Amen. And then when
they saw it in the Word and believed it and received
it, He broke the bread and they recognized Him. And instantly,
He disappeared– AUDIENCE: That’s right. Mm. KENNETH:
–because they believed. Now they’re born again, they don’t
need to be seeing anymore. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: Now
they’re on the Word of God. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: He
appeared to 500 at one–in one place. Then He came and told all
of them, “You go to Jerusalem and you stay there, and don’t
you leave until the Holy Ghost comes on you.” They were all
already born again. They all had received. They all had seen Him.
They all–He had witnessed to all of them. Glory to God. They
went to Pentecost, and the day of Pentecost, He said, “You
tarry there until the Holy Ghost comes on you.” AUDIENCE: Yeah.
KENNETH: Hallelujah. Remember what He preached? He said, “The
Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to preach
the gospel to the poor,” praise God, and so forth and so on. And
what we see in–in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John is a man
living by faith– AUDIENCE: Yes. That’s right. KENNETH:
–anointed of the Holy Spirit– AUDIENCE: Amen. Yes. KENNETH:
–functioning under a lesser covenant than what you and I
have now. AUDIENCE: Amen. That’s right. KENNETH: Son, I’m telling
you, this is–somebody–phew, it’s just getting bigger and
bigger on the inside of me right now. That’s the way it
should be. AUDIENCE: Yes. Amen. KENNETH: That’s the way it
should be. AUDIENCE: Yeah. KENNETH: Say, “Thank God for the
blood.” AUDIENCE: Thank God for the blood. KENNETH: “Thank God
for the blood!” AUDIENCE: Thank God for the blood. KENNETH:
Whew. Glory to God. Glory to God. AUDIENCE: Whoo! KENNETH:
Glory to God. AUDIENCE: Glory to God. KENNETH: Thank You, Lord.
Now, let’s go to John 16. Where am I, Tim? In the 16th chapter
of John–praise God. Look at am I, Tim? In the 16th chapter
of John–praise God. Look at Verse 7, “Nevertheless I tell
you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I
go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I
depart, I will send him to you.” Now, you remember we read that
awhile ago. He said, “I’ll pray the Father, and he’ll send you
another Comforter.” He was their Comforter. They took everything
to Him. AUDIENCE: Mm-hmm. KENNETH: Amen. AUDIENCE: Amen.
KENNETH: He–He was everything. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: And He
did a good job at it, didn’t He? AUDIENCE: Yeah. Amen. KENNETH:
But now, He said, “It’s more–it’s better. You’re going
to be better off.” Amen. “Because if I don’t go away,
He–He can’t come. But I’m going, and I’m going to send Him
to you.” Praise God. So now then, look–let’s go on down to
the 13th verse. Oh, my, I’m telling you, this verse of
Scripture right here has been so strong in Gloria and my life
and–and particularly with things that have just–well,
I’ll talk to you about it in a minute. “Howbeit when he, the
Spirit of truth, is come–” Now look at this. “–he will–” Now,
that means, “This is His will.” AUDIENCE: Yeah. KENNETH: This is
God’s will. For whom? “Whosoever shall say unto this mountain–”
Whosoever. Amen. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: He will. “When he, the
Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself.” Now, let’s back up
here a minute. What did we read a while ago? AUDIENCE: Yeah.
KENNETH: Jesus said, “The words that I say unto you–that I
speak unto you are not my own.” Amen. Well, then when He left,
now here comes the Holy Spirit, and He’s saying–the Holy Spirit
could have said this: “The words that I speak unto you are not my
own, it’s whatever Jesus tells me to tell you.” See, He’s in
there for you. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: Hallelujah! He’s in
there for you. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: Glory to God. Now, I’m
telling you, the–this gets to the point where, without faith
and not leaning to your own understanding, you can’t believe
this. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: Now, I want you to see it. But
He said He will. “He will guide you into all truth: for he shall
not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that
shall he speak.” Whatever He hears, He will speak it.
AUDIENCE: Yeah. KENNETH: Now, don’t be going around saying,
“He don’t ever speak to me.” He’s talking to you all the
time. There’s no such thing as Jesus ignoring you. AUDIENCE:
Come on. Amen. KENNETH: The problem with you is the same
problem with me, He can’t get a word in edgewise. (Laughter)
Yeah, you know. I go, “Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God.” Shut up!
(Laughter) He heard you the first time, now shut up and
listen. He’s right here. But our–our carnal concept of Him
being way off somewhere, you know. Well, sometimes He hears
you, sometimes He doesn’t. All that religious brainwashing that
people go through, I didn’t have much of it. And T.L. Osborn
said, “Brother Copeland, you were born free, brother.”
(Laughter) See, the first message I ever paid any
attention to was the Word of faith. That’s the only thing
I ever heard. And when I got baptized in the Holy Ghost, I
was a scriptural illiterate. I came into Gloria one night, I
said, “Did you ever notice these first four books tell the same
story?” (Laughter) Well, she acted like she knew. (Laughter
Continues) Amen. Did you see that wave I got over here? But
either of us didn’t know one end of the Bible from another. We
just started green as we could be. And if I’d obeyed God and
gone on up there to ORU when I should have, I would have been
ahead. But anyway–now, notice this, “He will not speak of
himself; whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: he
will show you things to come. He will glorify me: he will receive
of mine, he will show it unto you.” Now, look at this
carefully. In fact, read it aloud along with me slowly.
TOGETHER: “All things that the Father has are mine: therefore
said I, that he shall take of mine, and show it unto you.”
AUDIENCE: Glory. Amen. (Applause) KENNETH: We, by
faith, have access to everything God has! (Cheers & Applause) And
He’s right in here! It’s all in there right now! AUDIENCE: Yes.
KENNETH: Far more than you or I, either one, can see any way
to use. AUDIENCE: Yes! Amen. Hallelujah. KENNETH: But we have
to cooperate with Him. AUDIENCE: Amen. KENNETH: You can’t be
going around saying, “I just don’t know what to do, I just
don’t know what to do, I just don’t know what to do, I wish
I knew what to do, I just don’t know what–I just don’t know
what to do, I don’t know what to do, I don’t know what to do, I
don’t know what to do, I don’t know what to do.” Shut up!
(Laughter) AUDIENCE: Yes. Hallelujah. KENNETH:
And cooperate with Him.

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